Chinese Courses Spring 2019

Chinese 001. Elementary Chinese (5 units)

Section Instructor Day/Time Room CRN
  001 I-chia Lee MTWRF 9:00-9:50A 27 Wellman Hall 66170
  002 I-chia Lee MTWRF 10:00-10:50A 27 Wellman Hall 66171

Course Description: Developing elementary level skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese in everyday communication settings. Fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, and Chinese characters will be introduced. The course is for students who have had no or very limited prior exposure to the Chinese language.

Prerequisite: No background in Chinese; Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details); or consent of instructor (ichlee@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 Simplified Character Textbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 Simplified Character Workbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 Traditional & Simplified Character Workbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)

Chinese 002. Elementary Chinese (5 units)

Section Instructor Day/Time Room CRN
  001 Jiao Li MTWRF 11:00-11:50A 27 Wellman Hall 66172
  002 Jiao Li MTWRF 12:10-1:00P 27 Wellman Hall 66173

Course Description: A continuation of Chinese 001. Further developing elementary level skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese in more everyday communication settings. Building upon Chinese 001, continue to introduce basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. The Chinese 001, 002, 003 course series is for students who have had no or very limited prior exposure to the Chinese language.

Prerequisite: Chinese 001 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor (ajoli@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 Simplified Character Textbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 Simplified Character Workbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 Traditional & Simplified Character Workbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)
  • Yuehua Liu and Daozhong Yao, Integrated Chinese: Simplified Character Textbook, Level 1, Part 2  (Cheng & Tsui, 2008)
  • Tao-Chung Yao, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 2 (Simplified Character) Workbook  (Cheng & Tsui, 2008)
  • Tao-Chung Yao, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 2 (Traditional & Simplified Character) Workbook  (Cheng & Tsui, 2008)
  • Chinese Breeze Readers  (choose titles as directed by class instructor)

Chinese 003. Elementary Chinese (5 units)

Section Instructor Day/Time Room CRN
  001 Haiqing Yin MTWRF 8:00-8:50A 115 Wellman Hall 66174
  002 Yu Li MTWRF 9:00-9:50A 115 Wellman Hall 66175

Course Description: A continuation of Chinese 002 and the last course in the elementary sequence. Further developing elementary level skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin Chinese in more everyday communication settings. Building upon Chinese 002, continue to introduce basic vocabulary and characters as well as core grammar, and further train pronunciation. The Chinese 001, 002, 003 course series is for students who have had no or very limited prior exposure to the Chinese language.

Prerequisite: Chinese 002 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor (hqyin@ucdavis.edu or ylxli@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Yuehua Liu and Daozhong Yao, Integrated Chinese: Simplified Character Textbook, Level 1, Part 2  (Cheng & Tsui, 2008)
  • Tao-Chung Yao, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 2 (Simplified Character) Workbook  (Cheng & Tsui, 2008)
  • Tao-Chung Yao, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 2 (Traditional & Simplified Character) Workbook  (Cheng & Tsui, 2008)
  • Chinese Breeze Readers  (choose titles as directed by class instructor)

[OPTIONAL]

  • Y. Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 Simplified Character Textbook [4th Edition]  (Cheng & Tsui, 2016)

Chinese 003BL. Accelerated Written Chinese (5 units)

Yutian Tan

MTWRF 12:10-1:00P
130 Physics Bldg
CRN 66177

Course Description: A continuation of Chinese 002BL. Further trainings on all the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphases on standard Mandarin pronunciation, Chinese characters, and discourse level conversations in more communication settings. The Chinese 001BL, 002BL, 003BL course series are designed for students who already have elementary level ability to understand or speak Mandarin Chinese.

Prerequisite: Chinese 002BL or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor (yttan@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Duanduan Li, A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese, Simplified Characters: Volume 2  (Columbia University Press, 2004)
  • Yuehua Liu and Chengzhi Chu, Green Phoenix [with CD]  (Peking University Press, 2008)
  • Chinese Breeze Readers  (choose titles as directed by class instructor)

Chinese 006. Intermediate Chinese (5 units)

Section Instructor Day/Time Room CRN
  001 Ling-yu Lu MTWRF 11:00-11:50A 103 Wellman Hall 66180
  002 Ling-yu Lu MTWRF 12:10-1:00P 129 Wellman Hall 66181

Course Description: Intermediate-level training in spoken and written Chinese in cultural contexts, based on language skills developed in Chinese 005.

Prerequisite: Chinese 005 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor (lylu@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.

Textbooks:

  • Yuehua Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Simplified and Traditional Character Textbook, Level 2, Part 2  (Cheng & Tsui, 2010)
  • Yuehua Liu, et al, Integrated Chinese: Simplified and Traditional Character Workbook, Level 2, Part 2  (Cheng & Tsui, 2010)
  • Yuehua Liu and Chengzhi Chu, Green Phoenix  (Peking University Press, 2008)
  • Chinese Breeze Readers  (choose titles as directed by class instructors)

Chinese 101. Chinese Film (4 units)       [Taught in English]       [Cross-listed with CTS 147A]

Megan Ammirati

Lecture:
MW 2:10-4:00P
1007 Giedt Hall

Film Viewing:
W 6:10-9:00P
Room TBA

CRN 92350

Course Description: English language survey of Chinese film, from its inception to the end of the twentieth century. Chinese films as important texts for understanding national, transnational, racial, gender, and class politics of modern China.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Visual Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Film Viewing - 3 hours.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Chinese 106. Chinese Poetry (4 units)       [Taught in English]

Michelle Yeh

MW 4:10-6:00P
1204 Haring Hall

CRN 66211

Course Description: This course offers a survey of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the 20th century. Students are introduced to the major genres, forms and themes of Chinese poetry. Students learn not only how to read poetry in different genres but also how to situate it in historical and cultural contexts. The format of the class is lecture and discussion. No background in Chinese language is necessary since all the poems are read in English translation. The course fulfills the requirements for GE, Chinese major and minor, East Asian Studies major and minor, Japanese major and minor, etc.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Chinese 110. Great Writers of China: Texts and Context (4 units)       [Taught in English]

Megan Ammirati

MW 4:10-6:00P
1007 Giedt Hall

CRN 66212

Course Description: Examination of major theoretical concepts and interpretive methods in the study of literature by using examples from the Chinese tradition; discussions of classical and modern works with an emphasis on the relations between literature, author, society, and culture.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Chinese 113. Modern Chinese Readings/Discussion (4 units)

Section Instructor Day/Time Location CRN
  001

Binbin Yang

MTWR 11:00-11:50A

1128 Hart Hall

66213
  002

Binbin Yang

MTWR 12:10-1:00P

1128 Hart Hall

66214

Course Description: Building on Chinese 112, further developing the four communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and preparing students to function more effectively and communicate more accurately in Modern Standard Mandarin-speaking environments. Students read both dialogues and articles pertaining to a variety of issues in contemporary China and discuss the ethical, moral, aesthetic, social, and cultural concerns of the Chinese that relate to these issues. Students also study strategies for moving between simplified and traditional Chinese characters.

Prerequisite: Chinese 112 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor (bbyang@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA

Chinese 120. Advanced Chinese (4 units)

Yutian Tan

MW 2:10-4:00P
110 Hunt Hall

CRN 66216

Course Description: Evaluation of readings from various genres (literature, newspapers, TV and movies, etc.) develop advanced reading, writing, aural comprehension, and formal/professional speech skills in Mandarin Chinese. Chinese society/cultural studies, especially those sociocultural issues reflected in the language used in learning materials.

Prerequisite: Chinese 113 or Language Placement Exam (see placement exam details) or consent of instructor (yttan@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbook:

  • TBA

Chinese 132. Readings in Modern Chinese Poetry (4 units)

Instructor TBA

TR 12:10-2:00P
7 Wellman Hall
CRN 92336


Course Description: Chinese poetry from the twentieth century to the present, surveying works that embody exciting innovations and reflect the modernity of Chinese society and culture.

Prerequisite: Chinese 111 or equivalent language proficiency or consent of instructor.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Discussion - 1 hour.

Textbooks:

  • TBA